The SinuCleanse® neti pot is based on a unique, time-tested delivery system. Dr. Diane Heatley, co-founder of Med-Systems and developer of the SinuCleanse® system , developed this modern-day version of the neti pot in 1997. Today, the SinuCleanse® neti pot is the world’s #1 selling neti pot.
The SinuCleanse® neti pot, which uses the gentle flow of gravity to deliver the saline solution, is:
Made of unbreakable plastic to ensure safety and cleanliness Dishwasher safe Safe and effective for every sinus sufferer – including pregnant women, people on multiple medications and children So easy to use
How does the SinuCleanse® system work? The sinuses are lined with cells that produce mucus and transport it out of the sinuses into the nose, and then propel it backwards down the throat to be swallowed. The average adult produces 1 quart of mucus in their sinuses daily, which serves to keep the nose and sinuses moist, and trap inhaled irritants. As long as the mucus remains thin and watery, it will flow easily along its course. However, mucus that becomes thick can pool in the sinuses or in the nose, leading to the familiar congestion, drainage, headache, cough and post-nasal drip. Mucus that remains stagnant provides fertile ground for infection by bacteria.
Instead of treating the symptoms of sinus disease, the SinuCleanse® system actually treats the root problem - thickened mucus.
The solution used to irrigate the nose is important - the cells lining the nose and sinuses are delicate. The natural saline solution used with the SinuCleanse® system has been shown to improve the function of the nasal lining and speed up the transport of mucus through the nose.
How often should I use the SinuCleanse® system? The SinuCleanse® system can be used as often as necessary. It is recommended that the product be used on a regular basis (one to two times a day) in order to effectively relieve sinus congestion.
How do I use the SinuCleanse® system? The SinuCleanse® system is not difficult or complicated to use, but it may seem unusual at first. Most people find the experience soothing once they get started.
The SinuCleanse® system comes complete with illustrated instructions. In addition, we offer a 5-minute videotape describing the anatomy of basic sinus disease and demonstrate how to use the SinuCleanse® system.
The key to a comfortable nasal wash is holding your head in the proper position. When using the neti pot, lean over the sink with your head bent down so that you are looking directly into the basin. Holding the SinuCleanse® neti pot in your right hand, gently insert the spout into your right nostril so that it forms a comfortable seal. Rotate your head so that the right nostril is directly above the left. Your forehead should remain higher than your chin. Breathe naturally through your mouth and raise the handle of the SinuCleanse® neti pot so that the solution enters the right nostril.
In a few moments the solution will begin to drain out of the left nostril. When the SinuCleanse® neti pot is empty, gently blow your nose into a tissue to clear the nostrils of excess mucus and solution. Refill the SinuCleanse® neti pot with solution and repeat the procedure on the other side.
When using the SinuCleanse® Squeeze™, lean over the sink with your head bent down so you are looking directly into the basin. Place the tip of the cap up to the right nostril and gently insert the tip so that it forms a comfortable seal. Aim the tip at the back of your head, not at the top of your head. Squeeze the bottle gently so that the solution enters the right nostril. Do not inhale or “snort” the solution into the nose – breathe through your mouth.
In a few moments the solution will begin to drain out of the left nostril. Continue to squeeze the bottle gently until you have used approximately half of the solution. Remove the tip of the bottle from your nostril, then exhale through both nostrils to clear them of excess mucus and solution. Gently blow your nose into a tissue. Repeat the procedure on the left nostril with the remaining solution. Discard any remaining solution.